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Planting Seeds

I’m a firm believer in that actions today, even small ones, will always have ramifications down the road. While reading an article recently, this quote from Nelson Henderson was featured as part of it. This captures the essence of forward thinking and having a vision. What are we doing now, that will help others after…… Continue reading Planting Seeds

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Focus on What You Can Do

I’m a firm believer in adopting a mindset that looks at what can be done.  I see opportunities to learn and grow everywhere, if we choose to see them that way.  In work and life, I’ve known many that would see challenges as opportunities to overcome, and I’ve known many that see what can’t be…… Continue reading Focus on What You Can Do

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The Little Pieces of Life

Some of my great childhood memories included building and playing with Lego sets.  These bright and colorful building blocks could be pieced together to build elaborate and complex objects.  You could follow the provided instructions to build something straight out the box, or as I obtained more and more sets, I would combine all the…… Continue reading The Little Pieces of Life

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Dreams, Goals, and Passion

The heroes of many of my friends as a child were the usual celebrities, musicians, or sports figures.  I was no different.  Mom and dad took my brothers and I to many air shows, but a trip to the Kennedy Space Center way back in the 1970’s escalated astronauts to heroic levels.  Seeing the massive…… Continue reading Dreams, Goals, and Passion

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Morality is Timeless

Should we give people in the past leeway in terms of morality and ethics?  I’ve often thought about this growing up, while in school, and even at times in my adult life.  With the unrest ongoing in our country this year, these questions come back to me.  I often hear that “things were different back…… Continue reading Morality is Timeless

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Surviving Unemployment

The impact of losing a job can be severe.  I know from personal experience.  I found it equal measures of challenging and depressing.  Thoughts of how to keep paying the bills were on my mind constantly.  I tried to be excited about new opportunities and to do something different, and while it’s important to be…… Continue reading Surviving Unemployment

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The Greatness of Neil Peart

As a fan of the band Rush, it was with stunned disbelief when I read that Neil Peart passed away right after the new year.  Neil was a pro in every sense of the word.  After the announcement that he died from brain cancer, tributes poured in from fans, and fellow musicians.  His skills are…… Continue reading The Greatness of Neil Peart

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The Building of Integrity and Character

Throughout my career in the information technology field, I’ve lost count how many times I upgraded computer labs.  The time required for disconnecting and dismantling the computers were far quicker than the setup of the new machines.  New computer setups require extensive time and effort to properly get the machines set up, configured, and keeping…… Continue reading The Building of Integrity and Character

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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

As I watched the final round of The Open Championship, I wondered if the two top contenders going down the stretch had one any of golf’s majors.  I enjoy when someone can celebrate their first big win as a professional.  This year, Shane Lowry won handily, and raised the Claret Jug for his first major…… Continue reading Celebrate Your Accomplishments